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Do something similar to Stack Overflow Documentation with the Japanese language?

I think it can be useful. Let me try to pick out one example. We get questions asking how to make relative clauses: How to say “Tell Paul to send me the letter I wrote for his father” Relative clause ...
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Going back to the old layout

tl;dr Is there any way to go back to the old layout? No. The new layout is part of a general redesign of all sites across the Stack Exchange network. See Japanese updated site theme is ready ...
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When to use furigana or romaji

Basically, you can freely use rōmaji, furigana, kanji however you like in your own posts (questions and answers). You can even answer a simple question that was asked using only rōmaji in standard ...
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Is there a way to receive notifications for threads you have starred?

Recently, a "follow" option has been added (see follow next to edit below the body of the question). For more info see The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network.
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Migrate questions to other SE site

Migration is a complicated beast. The simple, technical answer to your question is this: The default behavior network-wide is that all sites start with no migration targets other than their child meta ...
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Community bot bumping many old "unanswered" questions that actually do have answers

According to Shog, posts that have a non-negative score with no activity within 30 days with at least one non-deleted answer with a score of 0 and no positive scoring answers with no accepted answer ...
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Ban full width romaji tags

When you create a link to meaning, it has the same description text as meaning or meaning (with mixed halfwidth and fullwidth characters). However, the versions which contain fullwidth characters ...
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Fix furigana on the mobile version of our page

We finally have furigana on mobile! Yippee! I can confirm it works on Android with Chrome for me too.
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Ruby does not work on user profile page

I have a personal feeling that it's always better to implement this feature. It does no harm, and brings us some convenience especially when you're 川内{せんだい}出身 or I'm in the mood for nicknaming myself [...
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Drop minimum character limit in titles and comments

I think @snailplane's idea of weighting wide characters is fairly reasonable. Some say Japanese in Japanese orthography has double density of English character-wise. (source) Given that the ...
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

I'd be surprised if anything effective can be done. At best you'll stop a handful of conscientious people, but there'll still be a lot of people who won't read the link or will read it and then ask ...
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Is it possible to put a “we don’t do translations” warning directly on the ask question page?

I'm not sure about visually distinct but we can customize the content in this box: We can change the text to meet your needs. For example, the Cooking site's Ask page says: Write up what you'd like ...
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Community bot bumping many old "unanswered" questions that actually do have answers

The reason the homepage has been rendered useless over the past few days is because one of the most frequent voters on the site deleted their account, which undid all of his votes, leaving hundreds of ...
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Reduce close/reopen vote thresholds to 3?

A bit over a year since y'all escalated this to the Community Team — apologies for the delay there! But the good news is you now officially only need 3 close votes to close a question on Japanese ...
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Is it possible to reduce the number of close votes needed for certain types of close reasons?

The number has to be the same for every close reason but we can change the number required to close a question to 3 or 1. We've run a couple of tests on other sites and are willing to test it on ...
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Furigana options are gone

Apologies for that - the footer markup changed and we didn't remember the Furigana script. I've updated the script to work for the footer correctly (and the update that will go out sometime in the ...
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

The title "How do I ask a good question" may be a turn off for many. Perhaps thinking along the lines "I don't care, I just want to ask a quick question." I think it would help if it were something ...
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Revision history for Japanese

I apologize for having missed this before. We actually added the possibility to enable a heuristic for Japanese compound segmentation in the diff engine, it was just never enabled on this site. I have ...
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Make the serial downvoting reversal script more active

Unfortunately, there is no evidence that this is serial downvoting. I wanted to review the two of your posts that got downvoted, in order to give some feedback if possible, and started by looking at ...
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Fix furigana on the mobile version of our page

YES. I would like to hear if there's a good reason not to have it, but I'm guessing this is just extra work that someone hasn't gotten around to yet.
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直 and 喝: Han unification, and being able to write Japanese on JSE

The Furigana engine currently encloses Japanese text (aside from in <input>, <textarea> and <title> tags, as you have noted) in <span lang="ja"> tags. I could add lang='ja' ...
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

SO has been running an experiment with question templates which are also planned to be introduced on other SE sites if successful. There are also custom popups with hints which could be shown on some ...
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Proposed new tag: 'statistics'

I think it's a neat idea. However, I have two small objections: statistics would be a meta tag Many questions use "statistics" (in particular corpus data), so in principle many questions could be ...
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Reduce close/reopen vote thresholds to 3?

I'm not opposed to the idea of lowering the vote threshold, but I do want to see what the community thinks of the idea. I'll play the devil's advocate so we have some other points of view to consider....
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Is it possible to put a “we don’t do translations” warning directly on the ask question page?

And it's done - Is your question about the Japanese language? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Questions should also be educational to other people. Questions asking for ...
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